May 1: UAE starts ‘visa on arrival’ for Indians with US visas or green cards

14 day visa will cost Dh100; can be renewed for same period

ABU DHABI 3 May 2017:  Indians holding standard passports having United States visas or US green cards, are being granted entry visas on their arrival at UAE ports from the 1st of May 2017, according to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

These new procedures are based on a decision by the Council of Ministers to allow holders of standard passports issued by the Republic of India to obtain an entry visa upon arrival at UAE ports for Dh100, with the possibility of staying for a period up to 14 days providing that the validity of their passport and their US visa or green card is not less than six months. The same period of stay can be extended once for a similar period with the same payment, said Ahmed Al Dhaheri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs at the ministry.

He stressed that this decision reflects the desire of the UAE Government to strengthen its co-operation with the Government of India, which will positively affect the development of bilateral relations between both countries and enhance their co-operation in the tourism, economic and investment sectors, reported Wam.

The UAE is considered an attractive destination in the region for visitors and business owners from around the world, he added.

By Angel Chan